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How much does Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement cost?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to. Our mechanics are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2003 Mitsubishi Lancer $573 $488.78 $84.00 7% $617.78
2004 Kia Sorento $311 $226.78 $84.00 12% $355.78
2009 GMC Envoy $145 $74.76 $70.00 20% $182.26
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander $362 $278.18 $84.00 11% $407.18
2009 Honda Civic $275 $176.78 $98.00 16% $327.28
2011 Saab 9-5 $149 $64.98 $84.00 23% $193.98
2004 Dodge Stratus $209 $124.78 $84.00 17% $253.78
2004 Cadillac CTS $316 $218.44 $98.00 14% $368.94
2003 Mini Cooper $250 $166.38 $84.00 15% $295.38
2006 Mercedes-Benz E350 $311 $226.78 $84.00 12% $355.78
2006 BMW 325Ci $332 $247.56 $84.00 11% $376.56
2012 Lincoln MKS $178 $93.58 $84.00 20% $222.58
2006 Cadillac SRX $205 $121.18 $84.00 17% $250.18
2010 Jaguar XF $360 $275.58 $84.00 11% $404.58
2011 Porsche Boxster $455 $370.94 $84.00 9% $499.94
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Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid Replacement Service

What is the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid all about?

Variable valve timing (VVT) helps to provide smoother idling, better power delivery for everyday needs, improved fuel economy, and superior emissions control. In order to achieve all of these tasks, your VVT system requires a number of different components including the variable valve timing solenoid. The VVT solenoid is responsible for changing the position of the camshafts in the engine. It works on oil pressure, and can either advance or retard cam position to provide the right performance from the engine. Each camshaft is equipped with a VVT solenoid, which is capable of altering the supply of oil pressure to the camshaft depending on the speed and load of the engine. If the VVT solenoid is not working properly, the Check Engine light will come on and your engine will perform noticeably worse.

Keep in mind:

  • The most common cause for VVT solenoid problems is dirty oil, which clogs the screen that sits between the solenoid and the VVT pressure switch.
  • If the solenoid doesn’t operate, the VVT system will remain disengaged, which can adversely impact engine performance, fuel economy and more.

How it's done:

  • The faulty variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is located and identified
  • The variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is removed
  • The new variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid is installed
  • The engine is tested with a scanner for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) solenoid operation
  • The vehicle is road tested and checked for proper variable valve timing actuator (VVT) sensor operation

Our recommendation:

Because the solenoid is located at the camshaft (near the VVT switch), it cannot be inspected on a regular basis. The only time it will be inspected is if you are experiencing problems with the VVT system, or the Check Engine light illuminates and the computer provides a camshaft position or VVT system related code. If you do experience variable valve timing issues, have one of our expert mechanics diagnose and repair the issue.

What common symptoms indicate you may need to replace the Variable Valve Timing (VVT) Solenoid?

  • Vehicle gets poor fuel economy
  • Engine performance is diminished
  • Check Engine light is on

How important is this service?

If your vehicle is equipped with a variable valve timing system, it needs to operate as designed for proper performance and fuel efficiency. If your vehicle’s VVT solenoid is faulty, have it replaced as soon as possible to regain your lost performance.

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Tyrone

5 years of experience
10 reviews
Tyrone
5 years of experience
The shop we first took our van to didn't have the tools needed to do the job quickly and told us our repair would take 2 days. Tyrone had more specialized tools than our local shop and was able to complete the work in 1/2 day without taking apart major parts of our car. Thank you Tyrone!
2010 TOYOTA SIENNA - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Fred

13 years of experience
130 reviews
Fred
13 years of experience
Fred did a great job. Showed up on time and finished the job very efficiently. He gave a fair and honest bid and explained everything thoroughly. I didn't have to miss work and was able to sit in the comfort of my own home while my car was repaired.
2009 CHEVROLET COBALT - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - CONROE, TEXAS

Maxwell

14 years of experience
241 reviews
Maxwell
14 years of experience
Maxwell was so quick and professional. I am going to make sure to contact him whenever anything goes wrong on my car!!
2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - HOUSTON, TEXAS

Dominic

24 years of experience
68 reviews
Dominic
24 years of experience
Dominic was great! Very professional. He went over everything with me upfront and was able to find the underlying problem before I had an even bigger problem to deal with. I will definitely be using him again. He comes straight to your location which is a huge plus!!
2012 LINCOLN NAVIGATOR - VARIABLE VALVE TIMING (VVT) SOLENOID - FORT MYERS, FLORIDA

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